Explore Seattle Neighborhoods of SeaTac, Tukwila, and Des Moines

Looking to explore the best neighborhoods in Seattle Southside? Learn more about the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila, Des Moines, and Burien by watching the videos below. From a farmers market along Puget Sound, to the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest, there's plenty of fun to be had in Seattle Southside.

Seattle Southside

Pier at Des Moines Beach Park in Seattle Southside


SeaTac Washington

If you land at Sea-Tac International Airport, you’re in the heart of Seattle Southside’s hospitality community. This diverse area contains the majority of the hotels in Seattle Southside, as well the largest availability of rental cars in the state. Aside from a cozy place to lay your head, it’s also home to several parks, international cuisine, Angle Lake, and multiple stops along the Link light rail. What’s more welcoming than that?


Tukwila Washington

In need of some retail therapy? This community features more than five million square feet of shopping, ranging from high-end buys, discount steals and household goods to boutique finds, beauty trends and outdoor gear. If adventure and entertainment are more your style, there are plenty of activities in this community to keep you busy. From indoor skydiving and the largest private air and space museum in the world, to a nice spot to catch the latest flick and a brewery and tap room next door, you’re sure to stay busy here!


Des Moines Washington

The boating capital of the Pacific Northwest offers six miles of shoreline, public beaches, waterfront parks, fishing piers and top-notch restaurants—all within close proximity to downtown Seattle. From stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and gorgeous sunsets on the Des Moines pier to paddle boarding, trail walking, beachcombing and scuba diving, this beach community is great for seeing some breathtaking outdoor sights during your stay. Also, you’ll find a variety of unique eateries and boutique shopping.


Burien Washington

Sometimes referred to as "the Brooklyn of Seattle," Burien is a popular hipster haven and favorite weekend destination among locals. Downtown Burien is filled with hip cafes, bars, restaurants, and independent shops. On the weekends, you'll often find a major event taking place in town square like the Burien UFO Festival, Burien Farmers Market, or Dia de los Muertos. At the edge of town, you'll find a tranquil setting to relax along Puget Sound at Seahurst Park.


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Seattle Southside FAQs

Q: Can visitors go into SeaTac airport?

A: Non-ticketed passengers can sign up to enter the secure side of the airport and to comply with CDC regulations for transportation facilities. Face masks that cover your mouth and nose are required at all times in SeaTac Airport (SEA) except when you are eating or drinking.


Q: What is Tukwila known for?

A: Tukwila is known for its friendly business climate and for the Westfield Southcenter Mall which is visited by 100,000 daily. Tukwila is also home to over 2,000 businesses including METRO, Red Dot Corporation, BECU, Continental Mills, Pop Gourmet Foods, Sabey Corporation, and Seattle Chocolates.